An English film director and producer, best known for his films Alien, Blade Runner, and Prometheus.

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In The Counselor, why does Malkina go to the church and try to confess?

In the movie The Counselor, Malkina shows up to a Catholic church and tries to get the priest to let her confess her sins? She taunts him. We understand from the previous scene that Malkina is not ...
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Prometheus: Why did the crew take off their helmets?

These were a group of some of the brightest scientists in the world, right? So why would they decide to take off their helmets on an alien planet? Even if things were safe, they would still be ...
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Rubbing dirt on hands scene in Gladiator

In Gladiator, every time before a war scene, Maximus picks up a small quantity of dirt from around his feet and rubs it on his hands. Sometimes he smells his hands after the battle. What was the ...
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Did Ridley Scott include slowly rotating fans in Prometheus?

In most (or all) of Ridley Scott movies there is at least one scene with slowly rotating fans. Sometimes light is shining from behind the fan casts shadows on a heavy smoke atmosphere. This is very ...
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Why does Weyland have to hide that he was on the ship?

In Prometheus, for what reason did Weyland hide on the ship? When he finally revealed that he was in the ship, it turns out nothing happens, there are no particular consequences and the reason for the ...
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Did the black goo affect life forms in different ways in Prometheus?

In Prometheus, the black goo appears to affect life forms in five different ways. At the very beginning of the movie, the Space Jockey drinks the black-goo, and it kills him and makes the body ...
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What life form was the survey probe picking up in Prometheus?

Early in the film the Fifield's 'Pups' (The red survey balls) are released to map the structure. After they have done the mapping one of them stops at the end of a passage. We later discover this is ...
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How did the engineer enter the locked ship?

During the last scene in Prometheus, how did the Engineer enter the ship after Dr.Shaw had locked the doors?
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What is the real purpose of the star map in Prometheus?

At the beginning of Prometheus, archaeologists Elizabeth Shaw and Charlie Holloway have discovered a pictogram of a very tall man pointing to a series of stars. The two archaeologists are clearly very ...
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In Prometheus, is Meredith Vickers a human or android?

While I was watching Prometheus this weekend, I initially thought that Meredith Vickers was an android, like David. They never made it perfectly clear that she was or wasn't human. They did hint at ...
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Why was the surgery pod configured only for men in Prometheus?

In Prometheus, when Shaw touch the surgery-pod Vickers warned her not to touch it because it is rare and so expensive, but i could not understand why the operating pod was made for a male, but the ...
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What was David's motivation in Prometheus?

For me, perhaps the most interesting person aboard the Prometheus was the android, David. I'm still confused by his seeming fascination with the movie, Lawrence of Arabia. Although I couldn't make ...
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Why did the Engineer at the start of the movie drink the dark liquid?

Why did the Engineer at the start of the movie drink the dark liquid? From Wikipedia: Above a waterfall, a humanoid alien consumes a dark liquid, and a hovering spacecraft departs. After ...
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What was the motivation behind the Engineers actions in Prometheus?

After watching Prometheus I don't have a clear idea of why the Engineers created the human beings. Because, if they created humans so that they can test their bio-weapons on us, then it makes sense, ...
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What did David say to the engineer in Prometheus?

In Prometheus, when the android David is talking with the Engineer, first he stumbles a bit and stays crouched, then they are all asking him questions and David seems to translate it. Then they all ...
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How much was Ridley Scott actually influenced on Alien?

In this Cracked article http://www.cracked.com/article_19852_5-famous-movies-that-shamelessly-ripped-off-obscure-ones.html it states that Ridley Scott ripped off two other lesser know movies to make ...
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Why did Ridley Scott decide on doing a prequel?

One of Ridley Scott's most exclaimed science fiction movies is Alien. It's also one of the few movies that does not have a city scape. When involved in the re-release in 2003 he started to want to ...
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Why did Roy let Deckard live?

Near the end of Blade Runner, Deckard enters Sebastian’s apartment, gets ambushed and kills the girl. He then gets chased around the apartment by Roy, who leads Deckard to believe that he is going to ...
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What does the origami represent in Blade Runner?

Throughout Blade Runner we see Gaff (Edward James Olmos) making origami figures at various points in the movie. He makes a chicken, matchstick men and at the end of the film there is a unicorn waiting ...
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Why did Blade Runner deviate from the source novel so significantly?

In Philip K. Dick's novel 'Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep' there are key aspects of the plot of the novel that are completely excluded from Blade Runner, including: That animals have almost ...
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Does Ridley Scott's Director's Cut releases hurt his movies?

While reading his wiki page it says that: Running alongside his enthusiasm for DVD, Scott is sometimes considered the "father" of the director's cut, though the impetus to produce such versions has ...
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How to explain the discrepancies between the end of Prometheus and the beginning of Alien?

At then end of Prometheus, the alien that Elizabeth Shaw extracted from her womb kills the Engineer then dies. Later on, a primary form of alien xenomorph is seen bursting out of the Engineer's chest. ...
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How do the differences between the replicants and Deckard evolve in Blade Runner?

In Blade Runner, replicant detection occurs via the subject's ability/inability to show advanced emotion. But early in the movie Deckard starts off as emotionless as the replicants. How do the ...